Kazi's solo rock band "The Experiment" offers alternative/electronic/rock music with Asian-Indian influence. All vocals are in Bengali. The band is based out of western suburbs of Chicago.
Based out of Chicago, "The Experiment" is a one-man project. Kazi started composing music when he was twelve, and began playing in local venues when he was sixteen. As part of his survival in the music scene, Kazi had to learn to play many instruments. He learnt how to play the guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. He went to a music school for four years to learn how to sing and play drums. Kazi won numerous awards and medals for his musical skills. Besides his day job as a hi-tech engineer, Kazi has managed to focus his musical talent and his past experience into a creative music-making project.
Kazi's songs will trap you in the experience of the musician and the songwriter. Life, frustration, judgment, rejection, happiness and melancholy drips from the powerful lyrics of Kazi, culled from his diaries of poems. Self titled "The Experiment" is his first demo in English.
"The Experiment" blends hardcore rock, hip-hop, metal, techno, industrial and world beat together. His work may be classified as "MODERN ROCK". His crunchy guitar brings the taste of 80's and 90's hard rock. His synths give you the pleasure of popular acid rock. When he mixes his vocals with his music, it becomes a beautiful mixture of modern rock. They are unique in all sense.
The Experiment uses a variety of acoustic, electronic, software and hardware music creation tools. Kazi uses real and virtual instruments to compose his songs. The guitar, bass and drum sounds are actual instruments and were recorded track by track and then edited and re-sampled for the songs. A part of the virtual sounds come from digital sound module hardware. The actual instruments such as guitars, were patched to a pre-amp, and then went through a series of effects processors and amplifiers. The virtual instruments were recorded without any effects. Kazi uses his personal Chicago Digital Studios to record and capture his music. The wah type growling noise and synth sounds came from software synthesizers and Yamaha keyboards. Vocals were captured using a condenser microphone running through a series of pre-amp and equalizers and then a series of studio effects units. The vocal spectrum was digitally controlled to create the unique vocal effects.
The mixing was completely done on Yamaha and Akai audio work stations and other hardware. Mastering was also done using various digital hardware. All acoustics were captured digitally at the Chicago Digital Studios.
How the songs were put together:
The songs were put together track-by-track, instrument-by-instrument, using hardware. First, the drums were sampled and recorded from drum-machines and acoustic drums. Then the bass lines, guitars, synths and finally the vocals were sampled and recorded. No pitch correction hardware was used for vocals. The only effects that went into the vocals are compression and equalizer. The synths and guitars used dozens of effects including distortion, wah, delay, reverb, chorus, compressor, tremolo and pitch shift.
Hardware - Gibson Les Paul Classic Sunburst guitar, Gibson designer series Explorer guitar, Fender standard bass, custom made Sitar, various wooden flutes, MIDI keyboards, Kawai keyboard, various Yamaha keyboards, harmonica, Tama drums, Neumann condenser microphones, hi-performance PC's, Peavey SDR 20/20 studio effects processor, ToneWorks guitar processors, various boss effects pedals, custom made pre-amp, custom made power-amp and cabinets, various Neumann microphones. Akai and Yamaha workstations. Professional audio monitors.
Software - Windows XP, numerous composing software.
"The Experiment" was voted number 1 on the Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA/Vitaminic) all genre combined billboard.
Please follow the URL above to listen to Kazi's demo MP3s. If you like his music and would like to discuss about his demo, feel free to contact him directly. Kazi is an independent unsigned artist. Emails and offers from labels and fans are most welcome. You can email him at email@example.com. Send email to buy the demo CD.
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